Can you flash too many times?

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  1. KingDubby

    KingDubby New Member

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    I was just wondering if you could flash too many ROMs/Kernels/Whatever. Would it work the memory too hard and it eventually fails? Is flashing too much or too often bad for the memory?
     
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    Given my flashing habits, I would say its rather unlikely... ;)

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    I've flashed nearly every ROM at one point or another and never had any issues and I know many others on this site flash mutliple times a week and don't seem to have any issues.
     
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    Recently I was testing a theme for a member of the forum... in that single day I flashed UD over 14 times (wipe data and cache too) and pretty much I've flashed every ROM available for my D1 since I rooted and haven't have a single issue since then.

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    I flash at least once a day and a lot more than that when I'm working on my theme

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    lol I heard a public service announcement that started off like this once... Flashing is virtually harmless. Meaning you won't notice the changes it causes.
     
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    Flash memory can wear out with repeated erase cycles. I've developed quite a few bad blocks in my data partition from repeated flashing. However, this causes me no issues in day to day life. And even "quite a few" bad blocks don't diminish storage space by an appreciable amount.
     
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    cool. Thanks for the responses guys. Makes me feel a little better about all this flashing.
     
  9. jdailey1981

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    You can flash many many times and the flash memory will still have plenty of life on it when its time to upgrade. Flash memory generally lasts give or take, 5 years, so yes it has a finite life span,
    But 5 years from now, the D1 will be looked at like what the first generation blackberries are.

    Droid Does......iPhone duhs not!
     
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